Left Wing Extremism And Human Rights

Author: K. V. Thomas
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9351501159
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Left Wing Extremism And Human Rights from the Author: K. V. Thomas. Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights unfolds a mosaic of social issues, especially of the weaker and marginalized section, closely intertwined with internal security. Based on an empirical study of the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in Andhra Pradesh, once the citadel of LWE, it offers a deep analysis of the growth and consolidation of LWE in India. It also studies the profiles and roles of NGOs in promoting rights for which specific case studies have been undertaken. As LWE and counter-extremist operations have become the major sources of serious human-rights violations in the country, the pan-Indian scenario of the movement bringing out its genesis, organizational structure, etc., have been elaborately dealt with in this book.

Double Bind The Muslim Right The Anglo American Left And Universal Human Rights

Author: Meredith Tax
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0988830302
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Double Bind The Muslim Right The Anglo American Left And Universal Human Rights from the Author: Meredith Tax. "In a period of right wing attacks on Muslims - or people thought to be Muslims - how does one respond to human rights violations by the Muslim Right without feeding hate campaigns? When US diplomats invoke the oppression of Muslim women to sanctify war, how do we practice feminist solidarity without strengthening Orientalism and neocolonialism? When the US targets jihadis for assassination by drone, should human rights defenders worry about violations perpetrated by those same jihadis or focus on violations by the state? These are some of the questions raised in Double Bind: the Muslim Right, the Anglo-American Left, and Universal Human Rights ... Taking the UK organization Cageprisoners as an example, it shows how to distinguish between organizations that stand for universal and inseparable human rights, and those that use the language of human rights for other purposes. It discusses "five wrong ideas about the Muslim Right" : that it is anti-imperialist; that "defence of Muslim lands" is comparable to national liberation struggles; that the problem is "Islamphobia"; that terrorism is justified by revolutionary necessity; and that any feminist who criticises the Muslim Right is an Orientalist ally of US imperialism."--Publisher description.

The Fate Of Freedom Elsewhere

Author: William Michael Schmidli
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801469619
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The Fate Of Freedom Elsewhere from the Author: William Michael Schmidli. During the first quarter-century of the Cold War, upholding human rights was rarely a priority in U.S. policy toward Latin America. Seeking to protect U.S. national security, American policymakers quietly cultivated relations with politically ambitious Latin American militaries—a strategy clearly evident in the Ford administration’s tacit support of state-sanctioned terror in Argentina following the 1976 military coup d’état. By the mid-1970s, however, the blossoming human rights movement in the United States posed a serious threat to the maintenance of close U.S. ties to anticommunist, right-wing military regimes. The competition between cold warriors and human rights advocates culminated in a fierce struggle to define U.S. policy during the Jimmy Carter presidency. In The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere, William Michael Schmidli argues that Argentina emerged as the defining test case of Carter’s promise to bring human rights to the center of his administration’s foreign policy. Entering the Oval Office at the height of the kidnapping, torture, and murder of tens of thousands of Argentines by the military government, Carter set out to dramatically shift U.S. policy from subtle support to public condemnation of human rights violation. But could the administration elicit human rights improvements in the face of a zealous military dictatorship, rising Cold War tension, and domestic political opposition? By grappling with the disparate actors engaged in the struggle over human rights, including civil rights activists, second-wave feminists, chicano/a activists, religious progressives, members of the New Right, conservative cold warriors, and business leaders, Schmidli utilizes unique interviews with U.S. and Argentine actors as well as newly declassified archives to offer a telling analysis of the rise, efficacy, and limits of human rights in shaping U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War.

Armed Conflicts In South Asia 2010

Author: D. Suba Chandran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136197281
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Armed Conflicts In South Asia 2010 from the Author: D. Suba Chandran. This book examines the major armed conflicts in South Asia. The articles study conflict management, look at the direction the armed conflict is likely to take and provide a set of alternative measures that could be pursued by the actors. Designed as an annual series, the articles provide a brief historical sketch of the emergence of armed conflict, outlining its various phases. This volume examines the various armed conflicts in South Asia in 2009 – in Afghanistan, FATA and NWFP, J&K, North-East India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and sectarian and Naxalite violence in Pakistan and India respectively. The volume also includes an exclusive chapter on the continuing story of suicide terrorism in Pakistan. This important collection discusses India’s geo-strategic importance and its common borders with its neighbours; the psychological and economic costs of violence and the problem of refugee migrants; treaties, memorandums and ceasefire agreements signed over the past several years across countries; the role of the United Nations and other peacekeeping forces; and the future of failed and failing states.

Review Of State Department Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 1981

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations
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Review Of State Department Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 1981 from the Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations.

Terrorism And Human Rights

Author: Magnus Ranstorp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997131
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Terrorism And Human Rights from the Author: Magnus Ranstorp. This book reinforces our knowledge and understanding of the problems involved in balancing human rights protection and security concerns, considering how these human rights issues have been raised by the various international debates and policy issues which have been created by the continuing global war on terrorism. In the shadow of 9/11 the threat of terrorism is an ever increasing global preoccupation. Terrorism and Human Rights discusses the effects of the legal and social aspects of terrorism by examining the relation between security issues and human rights from the angle of international organizations, political bodies and different countries. Some of the examples covered and which are examined in light of their approach and reaction to terrorism include the European Union, the UN, Russia and the United States. Previously published as a special issue of Terrorism and Political Violence, this volume will be useful for all students of security, politics and terrorism studies, but also for policy makers, legislators, and law enforcers.

Judicial Comparativism In Human Rights Cases

Author: E. Ă–rĂĽcĂĽ
Publisher: British Inst of International & Comparative
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Judicial Comparativism In Human Rights Cases from the Author: E. Ă–rĂĽcĂĽ. In our globalizing world, can we talk of a "common law or ius commune of human rights"? Is such a common law being developed by our judges in conversation with judges from foreign jurisdictions and from the European Court of Human Rights? Can this be the new natural law? These and other questions are addressed in this volume through the experiences of England, France, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Turkey, South Africa, and the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. This volume also looks at why and how far judges are employing the comparative approach, the legitimacy of this approach, and the question of whether comparativism is an interpretative aid, "functional" or "ornamental". Invaluable for comparative lawyers, comparative constitutional lawyers, human rights lawyers, law students and lawyers engaged in transnational issues in the area of human rights, this book addresses issues such as defining where "globalism" ends and "localism" begins, and whether there is a place for "cultural exceptionalism" in the context of human rights. It gives an excellent insight into comparative law in the context of human rights.

Uganda The Human Rights Situation

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy
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Uganda The Human Rights Situation from the Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy.

Information Services On Latin America

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Information Services On Latin America from the Author: . Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.